People everywhere have spent Christmas break sitting around watching Making A Murderer on Netflix. This show is all about how Steven Avery was convicted of being a murderer, but the evidence just doesn’t line up. If you watch Making A Murderer, you will be very confused about if an innocent man is behind bars or not. Now you may be looking for your next Netflix fix since you are done watching Making a Murderer, and here are five shows that you should check out next. The Wrap helped to come up with a great list of shows that are similar.
Kids For Cash is not about murder like Making A Murderer, but this show is all about the criminal justice system not doing the right thing. It is available to watch on Netflix. In this documentary, a judge ends up giving children long juvenile detention sentences in exchange for money from the private company building the detention center.
The show The Farm: Angola, USA is another crime show similar to Making A Murderer that is available on Netflix in the fact that part of it is about people who are now behind bars for crimes that they say they did not commit. Regardless of what you think about Steven Avery now, he was wrongfully convicted and spent 18 years in jail for a crime he never committed.
This show is about the largest prison in the nation and some of the prisoners who are behind bars there. One of the men on this show swears he isn’t guilty and even gets his own evidence together to show the parole board, but they disregard it and seem to not believe him. If you loved Making A Murderer, you will enjoy this one as well.
The Central Park Five is a Netflix show very similar to Making A Murderer in the fact that it is about five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted. In this documentary, they talk about a 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers that allegedly raped a woman in Central Park in New York City. It later came out that they never did anything and a serial rapist actually admitted to the crime. This is not about a murderer, but is still about the justice system not working the way it should.
The woman was jogging and was later found unconscious and partially clothed. These five young men were arrested for the crime. There was no DNA match and no fingerprints to prove that they did this, but they were still somehow convicted of the rape. It was a false conviction just like the one that happened to Steven Avery in Making A Murderer, when he was convicted the first time.
IB Times shared about a new show that is coming to Discovery that is very similar to Making A Murderer. The new show Killing Fields will be the first show like this for Discovery. The first season will start to air on January 5 and is all about a cold case that is set in Louisiana. The first season will be about the case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, a Louisiana State University graduate student who was murdered in 1997. Now everyone wants to see who the murderer was in this case.
— Killing Fields (@KillingFieldsTV) January 2, 2016
The Jinx is another show about a murderer. It is a six part mini-series that aired on HBO and is now available on HBO on Demand if you missed it. This show is all about Robert Durst, a real estate heir accused of multiple murders and involvement in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie. This was a very high profile case that was all over the news. Robert Durst was arrested for being a murderer right before the show aired.
— Making A Murderer (@MakingAMurderer) January 1, 2016
Did you enjoy watching Making A Murderer on Netflix? Do you have plans to check out these other similar true crime shows? Sound off in the comments below on your thoughts about this series and which shows you plan to watch now.
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